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Dr. Conrad Murray

Denied Freedom

During Manslaughter Appeal

2/24/2012 5:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray was just shot down by a judge, denying him bail while he appeals his manslaughter conviction in the death of Michael Jackson.

During today's hearing, Judge Michael Pastor found Murray is still a flight risk because he does not have significant property or family ties here in Los Angeles.

Judge Pastor also believes Murray is a danger to society -- citing the NBC documentary, in which Murray fails to show any remorse for MJ's death.

Pastor said "it scares me" that Murray believes it's okay to use Propofol in a home setting -- and insists he could pose a danger to the safety of other people if he were released.

Murray had previously filed a motion asking for bail so he could spend time with his family while he awaits the outcome of his appeal.

Murray is hoping to overturn his manslaughter conviction on grounds he never had a chance to prove Michael killed himself  due to stress ... among other reasons.

Murray's appellate attorney Valerie Wass says she believes Murray is a "scapegoat," who's being blamed for Michael's death because there's no one else to target.


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Very well said judge Pastor,if only you had given the killer a lifetime sentence in jail for killing Michael.

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A Message From Michael - Hold My Hand & Heal The World


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I agree HN!

Duidumdum's posts are just as vulgar, obscene and moronic as UnWell's.

Maybe not enough people hittin that report button....

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Danger Baby    

sofi: 9 hours ago
Very well said judge Pastor,if only you had given the killer a lifetime sentence in jail for killing Michael.


Poor sofi, a lost and trapped soul!

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Good thing some of you guys don't make the final call who goes to Heaven and who doesn't. You guys are azz backwards with your thinking. You think bad is good and good is bad.
You would have all the good people going to hell and send all the azzholes to Heaven. Good thing there is a God.

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It's the rabid pedophile loving "fans" that worship the evil little child molester that are going to hell.

Well at least you guys will be with your hero,
maybe he will moon dance for you & grab his crotch
I hope you all enjoy your stay in hell.

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Whatever OhPOOF

From what I hear you are one fat, balding, ugly, perverted old man.

Sounds like jealousy to me....


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Hi Mimi...Sorry I just saw your post:(

Yes I still here from Sue from Tampa...she is just really busy and i think she was just tired of the childish games on here. I will tell her you are thinking of her:)

Hey Nan and Human Nature...I missed you girls too:))

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Well Diluema...I made a spelling error...glad you were right on top of though:)))

Here just for You...I still HEAR from Sue...but before you correct my grammar next time maybe you should check yours first...."who would goes around telling people they are wearing a Tampon?" LOLOLOL You are an IDIOT!!!

Nobody played any games with Deb..she was playing them all by herself!! Maybe Ohwell could give her a call and let her know how much you miss her:))))

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Los Angeles (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray, convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson, was denied bail Friday pending his appeal and ordered to continue serving his four-year sentence, a California judge ruled.

During a hearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Judge Michael Pastor, who presided over the physician's trial last year, said Murray poses a danger to society and is a flight risk.

"Dr. Murray's egregious conduct does concern me," Pastor said.

In particular, he referred to Murray's only public statements about his conduct, which aired in a television interview following his conviction.

During his trial, Murray gave a do***entary crew access to his defense team, and he gave a series of interviews chronicling his relationship with Jackson. Pastor cited Murray's apparent lack of remorse over Jackson's death and admonished him for neglecting to acknowledge the dangers of administering propofol outside a hospital setting during those interviews.

Last year, a jury found Murray guilty of being responsible for Jackson's 2009 death. Prosecutors argued that Murray's reckless use of the surgical anesthetic propofol to help Jackson sleep led to his death, while the defense contended Jackson self-administered the fatal dose, along with sedatives, without Murray knowing.

"I did not tell Murray to give an interview for a television or do***entary," Pastor said. "I was concerned over the attitude about the use of propofol in a home setting, and it scares me.

"This community demonstrated that Murray is a danger to other people," the judge said.

Murray was not present during Friday's hearing.

In deeming Murray a flight risk, the judge said Murray had no property or employment ties to California and expressed concern that Murray could flee to another country and continue practicing medicine.

"Dr. Murray does run a flight risk in view of his resources," said Pastor.

Defense attorney Michael Flanagan argued that Murray would never ponder the idea of becoming a fugitive or leave his family behind.

"Dr. Murray would be willing to subject to any conditions including an ankle bracelet or a GPS device," he said. "There is no place he can go."

Murray's four-year sentence, unless overturned on appeal, is expected to keep the doctor in jail for only two years because state rules give him credit for two days served for every one day behind bars.

Murray's appellate lawyer, Valerie Wass, is challenging Pastor's decision against sequestering the jury during his manslaughter trial, which was broadcast around the world.

Wass claims that widespread publicity was a substantial factor in Murray's conviction.

The judge said he was not persuaded by Murray's defense claim, nor did it meet the legal standard of clear and convincing evidence that sequestration would have changed the outcome.

"I have never heard of a case overturned based on failure to sequester," said Pastor.

Murray remains jailed in one of the nation's most crowded facilities. Wass said he is spending 23 hours a day in solitary confinement at the Los Angeles County Jail.

"He is lucky to take a walk on the roof for one hour on Monday evenings," said Wass. "I visited him two days ago and he's lost about 30 to 40 pounds, but Dr. Murray is in good spirits."

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BLAME Deb!!!!

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